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Module 3 – Pre-work

  • Required Reading and Online Assessments Child Welfare LMS : (must make 70% to attend Module 2-can take as many times as needed)
    • 5 Dysfunctions of a Team (approximately 1 hour of reading time)
    • Child Welfare Supervision: A Practical Guide for Supervisors, Managers, and Administrators (approximately 30 minutes of reading time)
      • Chapter 12
  • Required Trainings Based on your Track: Supervisors are required to take certain Level 1 trainings if they have not had them in the last 12 months before they attend Module 3. Please email enrollmentemail to request to be added.
    • Child Protective Services/Hotline
      • CW 1024 Domestic Violence
      • CW 1005 Specialized CPS
      • Policy Search—to be turned in during Module 3
    • Family Centered Services
      • CW 1024 Domestic Violence
      • CW 1004 Family Centered Services
      • Policy Search—to be turned in during Module 3
    • Permanency Planning
      • CW 1024 Domestic Violence
      • CW 1006 Permanency Planning 1
    • Resource Supervisor
      • CW 1024 Domestic Violence
    • Comprehensive
      • CW 1024 Domestic Violence
      • CW 1005 Specialized CPS
      • CW1006 Permanency Planning 1
      • Policy Search—to be turned in during Module 3
  • Case Consultation Tool: Review the Case Consultation Tool with the supervisor. This will be discussed and explained during Module 3.
  • Complete Motivational Interviewing Training (CW 3032)
  • Complete ICWA for Supervisors (CW 4144)

Module 3 – Classroom Training – 4 Days

Day 1 – Out of Home Care and KIDS Organization


As a result of this training, participants will be able to effectively use Excel to view and manipulate WebFOCUS reports for use in Child Welfare Supervision as well as correctly use KIDS Organization Screens, and Supervisor functions in KIDS to manage their child welfare workers’ caseloads.

Day 2 – Program Specific Training State Office Program Staff

Permanency Planning – Competency

As a result of this training, participants will be able to pull relevant Permanency Planning reports to help manage their units, understand the expectations of a Permanency Planning supervisor and transition from casework to management, be able to effectively assess safety and protective capacity through consultation with their staff, and understand the importance of permanency and well-being.

Practice Behaviors

  1. Identify the reports that are relevant to Permanency Planning (PP) and be able to pull, review and interpret data in the reports that will help guide their supervision and effectively manage their units.
  2. Understand the expectations of a PP supervisor in relation to Federal and State laws, DHS policy, and the Practice Model and how they can be applied to enhance practice within your unit to improve outcomes for families.
  3. Explain how to assess safety and protective capacities of families through a thorough case consultation with staff and what tools can be used to improve safety decisions.
  4. Through the educative role, develop strategies for assisting child welfare staff in developing behaviorally based Individualized Service Plans, managing visitation, and distinguish between well-being and safety.

Day 3 and 4 – Clinical Supervision Anita Barbee


As a result of this training, participants will be able to describe the role of clinical supervision, how to help staff manage time, caseloads and workflow as well as how to conduct a case consultation.

Practice Behaviors

  1. Understand the value of case consultation.
  2. Learn how to help Child Welfare staff manage time, caseloads and workflow.
  3. Learn how to conduct a case consultation using the case consultation tool so as to manage cases, review case updates and staff cases using a more reflective approach and to support the Child Welfare practice model

Module 3-Post-Work

  • Case Consultation Tool: It is recommended the supervisor use pieces of the tool at first to become accustomed to the language at least once a day with workers. Once the supervisor becomes comfortable with the tool, they should use it at least once a week with a worker while staffing cases. DD/FMs will be available to assist the supervisor in the use of the CCT and coaching of their staff.
  • Field Observation Assessment: The FM/DD will complete the FOA during this time frame. The FOA should be completed prior to the supervisor attending Module 4 of Supervisor Academy.
  • Conduct a Community Meeting: Remember, this task should take no longer than 10-15 minutes.

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